Monday, February 15, 2010

New Car

We finally did it - broke down and bought a more economical car! As much as we love our Expedition and are keeping it for towing people and campers, we really needed to give it a vacation! It has 152,000 miles on it and it's 6 1/2 years old! It is in great shape, so it should last us several more years! But to save on gas and mileage, we decided to splurge and get a new car. We choose the Mazda Three - in red! I really wanted the red-rust color, but we couldn't get it with the "moon" roof - they were no where to be found in the Mountain region! And I didn't want to wait 3-4 months to order one. So we settled on the red with black leather interior. It has EVERYTHING but a dishwasher!! Keyless entry and ignition, blue tooth, moon roof, heated seats, and cup holders!!!!!!! Remember when we didn't have those in our cars?! Anyway, it drives really nice and is fairly comfortable. I'm not quite sure I want to take it for really long trips, but that's still to be determined! Anyway, this was our Valentine's present to US this weekend!!! Maybe someday it will be Melanie's and we'll get that little 2 seater sports car!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Valentine's Day Card

I'm pleased with my simple but popping Valentine's Day card! I like this design so much, I'm using it to create some black/pink cards for a swap I joined. I thought that joining some swaps would pump up my creativity and get me working again. It's done an adequate job I suppose. I still struggle with scrapping to my satisfaction.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

CJ Challenge - February

Here is a peek for my CJ friends at my completed challenge for Rocio! It was kind of hard but fun to scrap only journaling! I was definitely struggling after the first 5 or so, but FINALLY they're done!! The thing that was out of my comfort zone was journaling with my own handwriting. It wasn't required, but I thought it would be what she'd want. In the end, I'm pretty happy with the results and hope that she is too! The 10 things about me include... projects, clean, mother. travel, mountains, 20/20, colors, chocolate, college and career! Hope you can read them!